Chang Chong Won and Kim Kwang Seung, are wanted by Interpol for illegally trading in bear bile. They were arrested in Vietnam on May 30, 2014. Photo credit: Cong An Nhan Dan Online
Hanoi’s narcotics police announced that they had handed over two South Koreans wanted by Interpol to Ministry of Public Security police, news website Cong An Nhan Dan Online reported Tuesday.
Chang Chong Won, 56, and Kim Kwang Seung, 58, were arrested in Quang Ninh Province’s Ha Long City and Hai Duong Province’s Chi Linh District, respectively, after the Hanoi narcotics police received a tip about their whereabouts.
Chang was arrested at a hotel in Ha Long early on May 30, while Kim was nabbed several hours later at a shop in Chi Linh.
The pair admitted to the crime they committed in South Korea.
In 2013, they came to Vietnam and conspired with some bear farms to sell bile to South Korean tourists.
Last month, South Korean police issued a warrant for their arrest for “violating regulations on managing and protecting wildlife.” The pair has been hiding in Vietnam since then.
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